BRETT   LAURSEN,   Ph.D.     











Brett Laursen

Brett Laursen

Professor and Graduate Studies Coordinator

Department of Psychology

Florida Atlantic University


Docent Professor of Social Developmental Psychology

Department of Psychology

University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Graduate Faculty in Psychology

Mykolas Romeris University

Vilnius, Lithuania


Ph.D. (Child Psychology) 1989

University of Minnesota

M.A. (Child Psychology) 1987

University of Minnesota

B.A. (Psychology) 1984

Nebraska Wesleyan University


Honorary Ph.D., 2008

Örebro University, Sweden


Editor in Chief

International Journal of Behavioral Development


Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental)

Fellow and Charter Member, Association for Psychological Science 

Distinguished Alumnus, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

Florida Atlantic University Scholar of the Year (2016-17)


Contact Information


Department of Psychology

Florida Atlantic University

3200 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA

Telephone: 954.236.1121

Fax: 954.236.1242

Email: laursen (at)


Prospective Students


Teaching and research assistant positions are available for new graduate students for the next academic year. Interested students should contact Professor Laursen for details. Current and former graduate students are available to answer questions about the program.